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[News Script: Polio]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the polio treatment efforts of the Gonzalez Warm Springs Foundation.
Date: April 17, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Shears.

Description: Patent for improvements in shears “for use in cutting heavy materials, in which the shears can be readily operated in connection with a base-plate to slide beneath the material being cut and can be detached from said base-plate in order to permit the operation of the shears without the said base-plate.” (Lines 28-34) Illustration is included.
Date: June 24, 1902
Creator: Hamilton, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Mary Ann Moore, August 22, 1989]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, Moore details his trip to Colorado for Mary Ann Moore and Laura Jernigan. He notes the town they are staying in at present, Manitou, and mentions their living quarters. He details the activities they have been experiencing such as hiking, searching for caves, and riding electric trolley's up to Pike's peak. He discusses that once on top of the peak, Linnet decided it would be great to stay in one of the little cottages that line the valley. During their stay in one of these cottages, Linnet, Charles, and their fellow travelers meet an interesting Texan. Charles states to Mary that his only regret is that she and the rest of the family are not able to experience the wonders he is seeing in Colorado. He mentions their plans for that day and describes the landscape for Mary. He discusses the railroad tunnels and the people he sees traveling up and down Pike's Peak on mules. He closes the letter stating he is sending a card that their traveling companion has collected and that both Linnet and He are glad to be in such good company. The envelop is included with the letter.
Date: August 22, 1898
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings known as “automatic” by providing actuate means to “throw the pin downward and locks the link in a horizontal position.” (Lines 24-25) For uncoupling the cars from either the top or either side of the car; “a spring-actuated device is provided for keeping the link in a horizontal position with a yielding force.” (Lines 27-29) Illustration is included.
Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Cole, Henry J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Spectacle-Frames.

Description: Patent for "spectacle-frames in which the bows are turned into a coil near the points where they are connected to the lens-hoops for the purpose of forming spring-joints, instead of the ordinary pivot-joints." (Lines 6-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 30, 1875
Creator: Stewart, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Escapement for Timekeepers.

Description: Patent for the improvement in the escapement of the watch for a "more regular and less liable to get out of order" through wear (lines 23-24), including illustration.
Date: October 12, 1858
Creator: Bishop, Josiah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rein-Holder.

Description: Patent for a rein-holder that is made with one piece of metal which can be attached to the dash-board of a vehicle, includes illustration.
Date: March 10, 1891
Creator: Shurmon, James D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Running-Gears.

Description: Patent for running-gear on carriages that "consists mainly in improvements in the connections of the axles with the springs, perch, and other parts" (para. 5), with illustrations.
Date: February 1, 1876
Creator: Gilmore, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring for Riding Saddles.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle spring. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a riding-saddle, of the series of transverse bridge-springs extending over the saddle-opening and having spiral ends bearing on the tree, and the longitudinal springs at the sides of said traverse springs" (lines 52-57).
Date: September 2, 1884
Creator: Reason, Thomas & Crenshaw, Marcus L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes-Pin.

Description: Patent for a clothes pin made from spring metal that "automatically adapt[s] itself to lines of different thicknesses, and whereby the pin may be used to retain an exceedingly thin article in engagement with the line as effectually as an exceedingly thick article, the pin being capable of holding a bit of lace and likewise a heavy blanket or quilt" (lines 11-18). It is especially designed for use with metal clothes lines.
Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Jones, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tongue-Support.

Description: Patent for a tongue support that lessens the weight and wearing of the tongue on the horse's neck. The spring is made of steel, is two or more coils, and sits on the tongue rod. The spring's firmness is adjustable, and only enough weight to hold the tongue in place is put on the animal.
Date: December 12, 1893
Creator: Young, Delma H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Socket Iron for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spring socket-iron for vehicles. This design "relates to thills and thill-couplings by means of which a more convenient and safe fastening for the thills or pole of a carriage or wagon are provided, whereby the thills are readily attached to or detached from spring-socket thill-irons, and the irons are securely locked in the ears of the axle-clips by means of flanged bolts working in recessed movable bushings in the ears of the clips and in the eye of the thill-irons" (lines 14-23).
Date: September 14, 1886
Creator: Horrne, Henry Monroe
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow.

Description: Patent for an improved harrow made up of a yielding frame, an extensible truss-bar, slotted braces, an angle iron, a lever connected to the frame and the truss-bar, a hook that holds the open end of the lever, and a plate on the lever that straddles a bail.
Date: May 15, 1894
Creator: Johnson, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon-Seat Spring.

Description: Patent for an elliptic seat spring on a wagon that is "arranged longitudinally on the front of the wagon-box, for the purpose of taking up the jar and jolt of wagons in passing over rough places in the roads" (lines 15-18). The springs will stay in place once installed.
Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Ingle, Jacob Odem, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Spring.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle spring. This design consists in "front wheels [that] are set well under the wagon-bed, so as to facilitate turning; and . . . the spring-braces, while they greatly assist in strengthening the spring and supporting the load as it grows heavier, do not in any way interfere with the action of said springs. . . . By this improved construction a simple, strong, and durable vehicle is provided, in which heavy loads may be carried with ease" (lines 46-55).
Date: July 10, 1883
Creator: Payne, Joseph Mott
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door-Spring.

Description: Patent for simple, inexpensive, and durable door springs meant to hold a door in place, and can be easily used.
Date: May 22, 1894
Creator: Wilson, James L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Snuff-Box.

Description: Patent for a snuff box "in which the snuff may be conveniently packed for shipment and sale; and which is also adapted to carry the brush so that it is kept out of contact with the snuff and with the clothing, and to provide means for ejecting the brush handle when the box is open so that it may be conveniently grasped and used" (lines 20-27).
Date: May 30, 1893
Creator: Powell, Charles L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for an improved animal trap for “catching small animals in a trap which will be ever set and in operative position for catching an animal and which will be automatically reset” (lines 10-13), illustration is included.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Bassinger, Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in automatic car-couplers by providing "the means for automatically coupling cars without exposing the operator to the risk and danger of going between the cars when coupling,” (lines 12-15) includes illustration.
Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Chandler, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for improvements in rail-joint fastenings by providing “curved fish-plates with bearing-surfaces adapted to receive rubber washers, and the bolt has a slot through which the tapered split key is passed and the thin portion thereof turned up against the bolt to prevent displacement.” (Lines 20-25) Thus it will “securely retain in position, easily removed when desired, and [will] prevent rattling sounds as the cars pass over the rails.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included.
Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: Wiley, John Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Hinge.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spring-hinge. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a hinge having one of its leaves provided with a casing and the other provided with curved projections, the spring arranged in the casing, and the rod engaging said spring and having the curved portion provided with trunnions engaging the said projections" (lines 65-71).
Date: August 20, 1889
Creator: Pierce, Jesse W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stirrup.

Description: Patent for a saddle-stirrup with springs on the bottom and a spring-catch on the top.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Long, Francis F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spring motor. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a motor with a drum attached to one of its shafts . . . the spring which bears upon the stop and which is rigidly secured to the frame at its outer end, the stop being pivoted . . . [and] a rod provided with a cone bearing laterally against said spring for increasing or decreasing the friction of the spring against the drum" (lines 73-84).
Date: February 11, 1890
Creator: Wallace, James T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department